Several fundamental physical limits have been reached that have resulted in energy efficiency becoming the limiting factor in the computational performance of modern hardware. This shift has given rise to a number of new approaches for delivering greater performance, some coming into play today, others due to appear during the next decade. Many of these new approaches share a common feature: they are visible to the programmer, and often require a fundamental rethink of software and algorithms. In this talk we shall review some of the coming changes in computer architectures being driven by energy efficiency. We shall also discuss the relatively new field of software optimisation for energy efficiency.
|Translated title of the contribution||How energy efficiency is driving the future of computing|
|Publication status||Published - 26 Oct 2010|
Bibliographical noteName and Venue of Conference: Oxford e-Research Centre seminar series
Name and Venue of Event: Oxford e-Research Centre
Other: Invited talk